North Pacific Marine Weather Outlook

NOAA OPC 500 mb Forecast Chart

A blocking ridge has re-established itself over the eastern North Pacific, effectively shunting storm tracks from the western North Pacific northward towards the eastern Bering Sea. At the same time, a large semi stationary upper-level and surface level low prevail over the northwestern North Pacific which continues to depress the prevailing jet and storm tracks south of 40 N over the western North Pacific. 

NOAA OPC 48 hour Surface Forecast


The eastern ridge is expected to gradually weaken and drift southeastward later this week.

About Fred Pickhardt

I am a marine meteorologist and sailed briefly with American Export Lines in the Far East trade after graduating from State University of New York Maritime College. I have extensive experience in weather analysis, weather forecasting, optimum ship routing, vessel performance evaluations and forensic weather event reconstructions. I founded Ocean Weather Services and as Owner and Chief Consultant currently provide optimum ship routing services and forensic marine weather reports to the maritime industry.
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